Birth Name: Paul Sorvino
Birth Place: Bensonhurst, New York, USA
Born Paul Anthony Sorvino in Brooklyn, NY on April 13, 1939, he was a severe asthmatic as a child, but found relief in various breathing exercises. Among these were vocal and singing lessons, which started Sorvino on his initial career path of becoming an opera singer. He eventually found favor with all manner of performance training, including ballroom dancing, which he studied as a teen in order to work as an instructor at an Arthur Murray studio. After 18 years of voice lessons, Sorvino realized that his opera dreams would go unfulfilled, but he continued to study acting at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. While there, he changed his focus to acting, and after graduating in 1962...
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